West front of the Whitfield House, restored

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Large - Geo - Connecticut - Guilford - Whitefield

GUSN

GUSN-195116

Description

A front exterior view from the west of the Henry Whitfield House, now the Henry Whitfield State Museum, in Guilford, Connecticut, after the restoration directed by architect John Frederick Kelly in the 1930s. The Puritan leader Henry Whitfield built the stone house in 1639. Two gable dormers with diamond-paned windows, matching the other windows of house, project from the shingle roof. A stone wall surrounds the house. Two chimneys extend from the ground past the roofline on both sides of the building.

Details

Descriptive Terms

roofs
gable dormers
lattice windows
chimneys (architectural elements)
granite (rock)
shingle
restoration (process)
front (positional attribute)
single-family dwellings
American Colonial
exterior views
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000274
AccessID 434
Other identifier HNEDID-000274

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USCT.0770.0050.011

Date Notes

1937

Places

Guilford (New Haven county, Connecticut)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Whitfield, Henry, 1597-1660?
Kelly, J. Frederick (John Frederick), 1888-1947

Other Organizations

Henry Whitfield State Museum (Conn.)

Subjects

stone houses
stone walls
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Large - Geo - Connecticut - Guilford - Whitefield